This unit will be delivered as two-hour weekly interactive seminars. Attendance is required at all seminars. Further details regarding schedule and topics are available on iLearn. For current updates, please consult the MQ Timetables website.
As a requirement of this unit, students must undertake a Professional Practice Activity (PPA) of at least 30 hours over the course of semester. There are two types of PPA that students can undertake: 1. Internship; 2. Student-designed project. PPAs must be aligned with the student's career goals, enhance their employability skills, and help them progress in their career development. All PPAs must be approved by the unit staff before students can proceed.
To prepare for their PPA, students are encouraged to utilise the following resources:
- MQ Career and Employment Services
- WIL for international students
And to find your own internship:
The unit convenor will hold regularly weekly consultations on zoom where students can discuss their PPA progress, the course content, and any issues or concerns they have. Students may attend these consultations individually or in groups. No appointment is necessary. Refer to iLearn for specific times.
Students are expected to regularly check their student email account throughout the semester and up until grades are released. Students are also expected to respond to the unit staff (and their internship supervisor) in a timely and professional manner. If a student has a query, they should email during business hours, and from their student email account. If a student is not able to access their student email account, they should provide an alternative account asap for staff and supervisors to contact them.
The website for this unit is provided through the University's iLearn system, which can be found here. If you are enrolled in this unit you should have access to the material on iLearn (from one week before the start of semester). Students are expected to regularly visit the unit’s iLearn site to engage with the unit materials and announcements, utilise the assessment and career resources, and interact with their peers.
The MMCC8045 unit readings are listed on iLearn and accessed via Leganto. The readings are essential preparation for your assignments and help you meet the learning outcomes. Students' understanding of, and engagement with, the readings are also assessed in the Online Quizzes and Portfolio assessments. Students are expected to go beyond the set readings through independent research that is both specific to their area of study and also to their placement.
Technology used and required
Computer and Internet access are required. Basic computer skills (e.g. internet browsing), skills in word processing and powerpoint, and emailing are also a requirement.